$22,000 in grants awarded to neighborhood projects


Eleven northern Illinois groups and organizations received grants worth a total of $22,300.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and NW HomeStart made the announcement on Tuesday. This is the fifth year that the two organizations have collaborated to expand the availability of funds to neighborhood groups in the four county region.

Recipients of the Neighborhood Grant Program must be nonprofits or neighborhood organizations operating in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, or Winnebago counties. The program will fund neighborhood projects including, but not limited to, beautification, summer programs, food distributions, cleanups, reforestation, and resident-focused education.

The maximum award for the Neighborhood Grant Program is $2,500.

2020 Neighborhood Grant Recipients

  • Jeremiah Development NFP, Rockford – $1,170
  • SecondFirst Church, Rockford – $2,500
  • Project 1013, Rockford – $2,500
  • Churchill’s Grove, Inc., Rockford – $2,500
  • Soar Assembly, Rockford – $1,380
  • Rock House Children’s Mural, Rockford – $2,500
  • Love Park Pulse, Love Park – $2,500
  • Winnebago Community Historical Society, Winnebago – $1,200
  • Rockford Park District Foundation, Rockford – $2,500
  • Rock Valley College, Rockford – $1,050
  • Ethnic Village Neighborhood, Rockford – $2,500

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